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Did Toyota get it backwards?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Steve1155, May 24, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    Steve1155

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    I know everyones got their own opinion but does anyone not like the chrome or color keyed bumper, fenders, and grill? I would like to get the SR5 and TRD offroad packages for all the bells and whistles, but I think the black grill and fenders look better. Kind of the way the new 4 Runner off road model is. So does anyone else feel Toyota did it backwards?
     
  2. May 24, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Sullyman

    Sullyman Crusty ole' conservative fart

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    I went with the black sand perl TRD sport cause I liked the color keyed bumpers....and the scoop....
     
  3. May 24, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    Color-keyed = yes

    Chrome = :puke:
     
  4. May 24, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    High-Gear

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    Hate the Chrome! Love the E-Locker! Sucks that I have no Scoop. Toyota Screwed up with the Off-Road!
     
  5. May 24, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    adktacoma

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    I'm with sully on this one.
     
  6. May 24, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    ktmrider

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    I only got a sport cause it was a long bed, back then i didnt know anything about anything
     
  7. May 24, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Chrome is not my thing. I like black better. Color matched is ok. :p
     
  8. May 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    uood8

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    i see old pics of my truck with the chrome grill....makes me wanna puke.
     
  9. May 24, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    I agree that I like the black fenders better. Ticked me off cuz I wanted the SR5 options, but with black fenders. I was partial to either silver or white because I loved the contrast of the black fenders on them.
    In the end, I went with a Pyrite SR5, and really love the look of it, but I still admire the black fender look on the lighter colored Tacos.
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    bebopblues

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    I like the colored key fenders over the black ones, but then I don't like black steel rims that most people here find "sick" looking.
     
  11. May 24, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    Did someone say black grille and fenders?!?!?! :drevil:
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  12. May 24, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    knayrb

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    Old guy here. Love chrome. Wish my OR had chrome front bumper to go with back.
     
  13. May 24, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    96er

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    My opinion is that textured plastic pieces always looked to me like it was the base model of a particular vehicle. The poster boy for this is the 1st gen Honda Elements or Avalanche's.

    Chrome is ok but sort of dated, and the mono look really keeps a vehicle toned down and I like it.
     
  14. May 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Kenobe

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    If you off-road, I would think chrome would be better than painted. Paint would get messed up way too easy off-road, going thru trees, bushes, etc...
     
  15. May 24, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    dbarn

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    My former Tacoma was an SR5 V6 Prerunner that was black sand with matching painted trim. Had a person rear end me going home from work and that was the end of that. I now have a AC non SR5 or TRD but auto V6 4X4 with the standard black trim. No question the black trim was a draw for me. It's unquestionably lower maintenance than the painted trim. Bug splatter does not show as bad and seems easier to remove vs painted or chrome. When I go to the deer lease the black trim does not show briar scratches like the painted trim going down overgrown roads and trails. The painted trim looks really good, but so does black. Mine is perfectly suited to my needs and having owned both am very happy with my current Taco.
     
  16. May 24, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    JasoTaco

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  17. May 24, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    Imho I think chrome makes a truck look like a truck, and makes it look like it was built well and not with a bunch of plastic parts.
     
  18. May 24, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    dbarn

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    As an addendum to the above post.

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  19. May 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I like chrome better:notsure:
     
  20. May 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Don't like chrome myself either. A big part of why I went with the Sport. That and I won't be doing any hardcore off roading. Just having 4x4 was all I was worried about.
     
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